Mike Okombe , Kenyan rugby player was murederd by his “girlfriend” yesterday after an argument broke out between them . Ms Maryanne Mumbi is reported to have stabbed the player once on the left side of the chest and was declared dead on arrival at Valley Hospital in Nakuru.
Okombe’s friend who sought anonymity said there was a small fight between him and his wife during which she rushed to the kitchen came back with a knife and stabbed him on the left side of the chest. The two had a child together but were not married.
Rongai OCPD Japhet Kioko said: “Mr Okombe and his lover, Ms MaryAnne Mumbi, were attending a birthday party of their friend, a Mr. Okoth.”The two had a quarrel before Ms Mumbi went for a knife, which she used to stab Mr. Okombe to death,” Mr Kioko said.
He said the woman run away after the incident and is being hunted by police. In the meantime, Mr. Calvin Otieno, and his wife, Mumbi’s sister are being questioned by police over the confrontation. According to friends, the rugby player died minutes after the unpleasant incident.
Mr. Okombe has been one of the mainstays of the Rugby 15s in Kenya and has represented the nation in different matchs. He was part of the Kenya Simba squad that beat Namibia in 2014, and went ahead to crush Tunisia, Portugal and Spain in 2015.
The Rugby fraternity sent condolence messages to his family, terming him as a compassionate and dedicated player. Rahma Halako said: “We have lost a good friend and players…RIP Okombe.”